An American couple married for nearly 64 years died just hours apart as they spent their final moments holding hands in their hospital beds.
Dolores Winstead, 83, and husband Trent Winstead, 88, died in Nashville’s Saint Thomas West Hospital two weeks ago and five weeks short of their 64th wedding anniversary.
Several days before the couple passed away, a healthy Dolores stood by her husband’s hospital bed holding his hand after he was admitted due to his failing kidneys.
Dialysis had started to weaken his heart and he was moved to intensive care as Dolores and their two adult children, Eddie and Sheryl, were forced to watch his condition worsen. But soon after on the night of December 7, Dolores started to complain ofa headache and started throwing up.
The 83-year-old had suffered a severe brain aneurysm as she stood by her husband’s bedside.
She was connected to a ventilator as her condition started to deteriorate.
Hospital staff received approval to place the couple in the same room so they could spend their final moments together.
They were pictured lying together holding hands.
Dolores and Trent had been married for almost 64 years and had two children, three grand children and eight great grand children.